Headquarters Air Combat Command

November 18, 2020
By Kimberly Underwood
The Air Combat Command conducted successful cyber red team and penetration testing of its emerging cloud-enabled zero trust architecture, reports Lt. Gen. Chris Weggeman, USAF, speaking virtually on November 17 during the AFCEA Alamo Chapter's annual ACE conference.

The U.S. Air Force is on track to provisionally stand up its first and only Spectrum Warfare Wing (SWW)— known as the 350th SWW—this spring. The organization will be responsible for electronic warfare and so-called electromagnetic spectrum missionware. The 350th SWW’s role will run the gamut of providing such capabilities along the development, hosting, integration, testing and distribution phases, reported Lt. Gen. Chris Weggeman, USAF, deputy commander, Air Combat Command (ACC).

May 12, 2020
 

Brig. Gen. Mark H. Slocum, USAF, has been assigned as director, Director of Operations, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

May 4, 2020
By Kimberly Underwood
Four U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors from the 1rst Fighter Wing line up before takeoff to conduct an adversary training sortie at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia on April 10. The Air Combat Command, which is responsible for the service's cyber mission, is examining the Air Force's cyber stance closely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas De La Pena

Helping to meet the teleworking needs of the U.S. Air Force during the COVID-19 pandemic has been no small feat over the last six weeks. At the same time, the service is working to maintain the security of Air Force networks and communication tools in order to continue daily operations and critical mission functions, explained Brig. Gen. Chad D. Raduege, USAF, director of Cyberspace and Information Dominance and chief information officer, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. 

Gen. Raduege, whose role is also known as the A-6, was AFCEA Tidewater’s luncheon speaker during a virtual monthly meeting last week.

April 1, 2019
By Kimberly Underwood
The Air Force is becoming more of a software company with hardware components, and is buying capabilities, says Col. Chad Raduege, USAF, director of cyberspace and information dominance, Air Combat Command.

Last year, the Air Force announced it was moving the 24th Air Force, which specializes in cyber operations, and the service’s Cyber Mission from the Air Force Space Command to the Air Combat Command. This spring, the Air Combat Command is working on the merger of those cyber components with its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities from the 25th Air Force and integrating cyber into its operations.

The move, which started eight months ago, signifies a shift in the Air Force’s emphasis on putting cyber into everyday operations, said Col. Chad Raduege, USAF, who has been nominated for appointment to brigadier general, director of cyberspace and information dominance, Air Combat Command (ACC).

November 13, 2019
By Kimberly Underwood
Gen. Mike Holmes, USAF, commander of Air Combat Command (r), receives a brief on U-2 Dragon Lady ejection procedures from Lt. Col. Charles, 9th Operations Group deputy commander, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Holmes visited the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, where he was immersed in all aspects of the reconnaissance mission. U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan D. Viglianco

The necessity of multidomain operations to combat near-peer adversaries in the future dictates that the U.S. military fight together seamlessly across the air, land, sea, space and cyber environments. The services must be able to generate offensive and defensive effects from all of these domains, with systems in one environment supporting operations in another domain, said Gen. Mike Holmes, USAF, commander, Air Combat Command, speaking Tuesday at AFCEA International and IEEE’s MILCOM conference in Norfolk, Virginia.

October 1, 2019
By Kimberly Underwood
The Air Force’s Air Combat Command, newly in charge of the service’s Cyber Mission, is deploying specialized mission defense teams to protect particular weapon systems such as an F-22, pictured flying over Alaska during an exercise in May, or an F-35 or a key infrastructure component such as an air operations center. Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony

On top of other defenses, the U.S. Air Force is turning to a persistent cybersecurity model to guard its major weapon systems. Led by the Air Combat Command, which took on the service’s Cyber Mission from the Air Force Space Command last year, the service’s integration of cybersecurity includes deploying protective crews to its key airborne platforms and infrastructure.

January 2, 2019
 

Brig. Gen. Aaron M. Prupas, USAF, has been assigned as director of intelligence, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

December 17, 2018
 

Brig. Gen. Kevin A. Huyck, USAF, has been selected for the grade of major general and assigned as director of operations, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

May 30, 2018
 

Brig. Gen. Mark H. Slocum, USAF, has been assigned as inspector general, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

June 22, 2017
 

Col. Robert G. Novotny, USAF, has been selected to the grade of brigadier general and assigned as deputy director, Plans and Programs, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

April 27, 2017
 

Brig. Gen. Andrew J. Toth, USAF, has been assigned as director of operations, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

December 16, 2016
 

Maj. Gen. John K. McMullen, USAF, has been assigned as vice commander, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

April 18, 2016
 

Brig. Gen. Peter J. Lambert, USAF, has been assigned as director of intelligence, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

 

April 18, 2016
 

Brig. Gen. Richard A. Coe, USAF, has been assigned as inspector general, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

September 14, 2015
 

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey B. Taliaferro, USAF, has been assigned as director, plans, programs and requirements, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

September 14, 2015
 

Brig. Gen. David S. Nahom, USAF, has been assigned as deputy director, plans and programs, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

May 8, 2014
 

Col. Roy-Alan C. Agustin, USAF, has been selected for the grade of brigadier general and assigned as director, installations and mission support, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

 

Maj. Gen. John B. Cooper, USAF, has been assigned as director, logistics, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

 

Brig. Gen. Veralinn Jamieson, USAF, has been assigned as director, intelligence, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

 

Brig. Gen. Timothy S. Green, USAF, has been assigned director, installations and mission support, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.